If you plan to travel internationally with your pet, be aware that there may be special health certificates and vaccination requirements for the country you plan to visit.
Are you itching to protect your pets from parasites? Here is a resource for all your parasite prevention questions and needs.
Dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by a specific Type A influenza virus referred to as a “canine influenza virus.” This is a disease of dogs, not of humans.
Does your pet have bad breath? Bad breath isn’t just unpleasent, it can be unhealthy. Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental care may show signs of dental disease by the age of 3.
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen.
Spring and summer in our area mean tick season. Even dogs and cats that spend only brief periods of time outdoors can be susceptible to ticks. It is very difficult to avoid your pets’ exposure to these pests, and even careful inspection after outdoor activities can fail to locate ticks on them.
A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation is a non-profit dog rescue group that operates in the Northern Virginia / Washington Metropolitan area. We strive to make quality dogs available for adoption and do our best to match prospective adopters with the right animal!
Official home page of the American Kennel Club. Contains information on many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association website provides information and pictures of cat breeds, advice on cat care, news of upcoming cat shows, and much more for those who love cats!
A source of information on all aspects of heartworms and what you need to know to protect your pet.
A source of information for emergency assistance by phone for suspected cases of animal poisonings as well as helpful library links and information on substances toxic to animals.
Lost Dog and Cat Foundation is a non-profit animal rescue organization saving the lives of thousands of homeless and abandoned pets each year. We rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, and place them for adoption in loving homes. ALL of our animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
Bark Busters’ mission is to promote clear and open communication between owners and their dogs using simple and effective training methods that appeal to the canine psyche.
We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number, and many other resources.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 42,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic & pharmacy; management; medical records; and facility. All Northern Virginia Veterinary Associates hospitals are AAHA accredited.
A source of information about plants that are toxic to animal, includes names and pictures of common poisonous plants.
Resource of information on Feline Chronic Renal Failure and an overview of the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
A source of information and contact details for all schools of veterinary medicine in the United States.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website provides a variety of information on animal health and welfare related topics.
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
A source of information about the veterinary medical profession and topics related to animal health and welfare and the role of veterinary medicine in our society.
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.